Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in Singapore has a 200-ha campus in Jurong, in the south-western part of the country, some 25 km from the city centre. This is the Yunnan Garden Campus. The original part of the campus was built in 1986, and the campus buildings are laid out on a master plan drawn up by world famous architect Kenzo Tange.

In November/December 2000, National Institute of Education (NIE) shifted into its new, state-of-the-art, $400 million campus at the NTU grounds.

The campus is well-equipped with modern facilities for teaching and research. Members of the University community study and work in state-of-the art and well-equipped laboratories, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms. Video-conferencing facilities are increasingly being used. Seminars and lectures are supported by facilities that allow multi-media presentations and simultaneous communication between different lecture theatres and venues.

Staff and students live in comfortable quarters and residential halls and have access to an exciting range of leisure and recreational facilities.

The University is also actively pushing many applications onto the World Wide Web front. The University is connected to the Internet and all the facilities and resources available over the Internet are accessible by anyone on the campus network. The large campus network which links together all computing systems on the campus is managed by the University's Centre for IT Services (CITS).

To supplement the fixed line campus network, NTU has implemented a campus-wide wireless network by end 2000. This high-speed wireless network capable of up to 11 megabytes per second enable NTU staff and students equipped with mobile devices such as notebooks, PCs and PDAs to access all networked services from practically anywhere on the campus such as lecture theatres, academic complexes, canteens, libraries without the need of network wire.

Table of contents
1 Mission
2 Finances
3 History


NTU aims to be a world-class university. Its mission is to nurture high level manpower and leaders for the professions, industry and business, and to advance research and development in the academic and professional disciplines.


The University receives its funds mainly from the Government through the Ministry of Education. A portion of the annual budget comes from the tutition fees and other sources of income. For development projects, separate funding is provided by the Government.


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was established by an Act of Parliament on 1st July 1991. It has its origin in the former Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) which was set up in August 1981 with the primary function of providing facilities for tertiary education and research in various branches of engineering and technology. The beautiful campus of the former Nanyang University at Jurong was used to house NTI. Nanyang University was founded in 1955, it was later merged with the University of Singapore to become the National University of Singapore in 1980. At that time, NTI was to be part of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in all academic matters, while in all other respects it would be independent.

NTI admitted its first batch of 582 engineering students in July 1982. As the Institute developed, courses other than engineering were offered over the years -- Accountancy (1987), Business, Computer Engineering (1989), Materials Engineering, Arts with Diploma in Education, Science with Diploma in Education (1991) and Communication Studies (1993).

On 1st July 1991, NTI was reconstituted, incorporating the National Institute of Education (NIE). It was renamed Nanyang Technological University and empowered to award its own degrees. It is a comprehensive University designed to meet the manpower needs of the nation and the region. Degrees awarded by NTU are recognised by the relevant professional institutions both locally and internationally.

NTU aims at becoming a university with general academic excellence and niches of international eminence. Its mission is to train leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs for Singapore and the region and to advance research and development in both the academic and professional disciplines.

See also: List of universities in Singapore